What is summer?

  • (noun): The warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox.
    Example: "They spent a lazy summer at the shore"
    Synonyms: summertime
    See also — Additional definitions below

Summer

Summer (/ˈsʌmər/ SU-mər) is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, culture, and tradition, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

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Some articles on summer:

Charleston, South Carolina - Geography - Climate
... has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with mild winters, hot, humid summers, and significant rainfall all year long ... Summer is the wettest season almost half of the annual rainfall occurs during the summer months in the form of thundershowers ... Hurricanes are a major threat to the area during the summer and early fall, with several severe hurricanes hitting the area – most notably ...
Yugoslavia At The 2000 Summer Olympics
... the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia ... These would be the last Summer Games in which athletes from Montenegro and Serbia participated under the name of Yugoslavia ... They would compete as Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 Summer Olympics ...
Cicada - Symbolism
... Ant) based on one of Aesop's fables in it the cicada spends the summer singing while the ant stores away food, and finds herself without food when the weather turns bitter ... In Japan, the cicada is associated with the summer season ... film and television to indicate the scene is taking place in the summer ...
Miranda Do Douro - General Information
... Most of its economical growth is dependent on the summer months, when most tourists come to see the city ... Other tourists that come to the city during the summer can also be of French origin or North American ... Other tourists that come to the city during the summer month tend to be people who grew up within the area and enjoy coming back every summer be it to see family ...
Summer - Activities
... take advantage of the warmer temperatures by spending more time outdoors during the summer ... Activities such as traveling to the beach and picnics occur during summer months ... The modern Olympics have been held during the summer months every four years since 1896 (though the 2000 Sydney olympics happened when it was technically winter there) ...

More definitions of "summer":

  • (verb): Spend the summer.
    Example: "We summered in Kashmir"

Famous quotes containing the word summer:

    Climate of Egypt in winter is the reign of spring upon earth, & summer in the air, and tranquility in the heat.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    I swear to keep the dead upon my mind,/Disdain for all time to be overglad./Among spring flowers, under summer trees./By chilling autumn waters, in the frosts/Of supercilious winter—all my days/I’ll have as mentors those reproving ghosts.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    And a sigh heaves from all the small things on earth,
    The books, the papers, the old garters and union-suit buttons
    Kept in a white cardboard box somewhere ...
    The summer demands and takes away too much,
    But night, the reserved, the reticent, gives more than it takes.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)